European Spine Journal

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 2014–2015

Letter to the Editor concerning “Intrawound vancomycin to prevent infections after spine surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Evaniew N, Khan M, Drew B, Peterson D, Bhandari M, Ghert M (2014) Eur Spine J; DOI 10.1007/s00586-014-3357-0

  • Joshua Bakhsheshian
  • Nader S. Dahdaleh
  • Zachary A. Smith
Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua Bakhsheshian
    • 1
  • Nader S. Dahdaleh
    • 1
  • Zachary A. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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